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Man Fined For Pretending To Be A Ghost In A Graveyard

Thursday 7th August 2014

A man has been fined for pretending to be a ghost in a cemetery.

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Anthony Stallard pleaded guilty at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court to using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause distress.

The court heard that the 24-year-old had been out drinking with friends when they went to Kingston Cemetery in Portsmouth.

A Hampshire Police spokesman said: "The witnesses reported the group engaging in rowdy behaviour and one of them throwing their arms in the air and saying 'woooooo'."

Stallard, of Alverstone Road, Southsea, Hampshire, was fined £35 and ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £20 in costs.

He was also given an extra three months added to a conditional charge for a previous charge of harassment which he was found to be in breach of.

A charge of causing criminal damage to the gravestones against Stallard was dismissed.